Jewish Community Center o f   
Long Beach Island

E-Letter

 

November 9, 2018  

1 Kislev 5778

 



 

JCC the Place to Be
SISTERHOOD CHANUKAH BAZAAR

VETERANS DAY - NOVEMBER 11TH 

  A PRAYER

Compassionate God, Source of Mercy, we pay tribute to those who have served our country, to express our gratitude for their courage and selflessness, both those among us today and those of generations past. 

This nation, built by those born of this soil and those who have come here from all the corners of the earth, is on a continual journey toward its destiny.

May we never let down those who have served in defense of this country. 

May we uphold the values of freedom, of the inherent dignity of every human being, by our own right conduct, by the kindness and tolerance we show to one another. 

May we lead the world by example, and become, in the words of Isaiah, a light to the nations. 

Then will the labors and sacrifices of these veterans be honored not in words alone, but by our deeds.
Contents
Hanukah Bazaar NEW
Veterans Day
A Message from the Rabbi
Kol Hakavod
The Week That Was...
Remembering Kristallnacht
Women's Study Group NEW
Next Week's Events
Service Schedule
Congregation News
Yahrzeits for Next Week
Sponsor a Kiddish
Celebrate a Milestone
Sisterhood Stuff
Giving Opportunities
Acme & Shoprite Scrip
Name Badges
Text Blast Sign Up
Bulletin Ads
TD Affinity Program
Documents & Links
A MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
THE FOLLOWING LETTER TO THE EDITOR APPEARED IN THE NOVEMBER 7, 2018 ISSUE OF THE SANDPAPER.

Rabbi "Incredibly Moved" by an Outpouring of Love

This past Wednesday, in response to the murder of 11 Jewish people during prayer services in a Pittsburgh synagogue, who were targeted solely because they were Jewish, I posted the following on my Face Book page:
 
The best way to combat the darkness of hate is with the light of love.  We can begin to heal the broken world with the love of self, the love of others, the love of community, the love of tradition, and the love of God.  This coming Shabbat (Sabbath) let the JCC of LBI provide the light and the love; let us respond to the hate and violence with love and unity. If you need a space to think, to pray, to be in community - come join us. Jews and non-Jews, regular synagogue attendees, and those who have never set foot in a synagogue, all are welcome.
 
One is never quite sure how such an invitation will be received.   In this case, the uncertainty was further increased because the request was made on LBI after the summer season.
 
I cannot express in mere words how incredibly moved I was by the community's response. Indeed, the  sanctuary of the Jewish Community Center was filled for the interfaith services we held on both Friday and Saturday. Jews and non-Jews, prayed together in peaceful solidarity. As a community we prayed, sang, cried, cared, loved, harmonized, and began the process of healing.   Psalm 133 expresses what I felt as I looked out upon the beautiful multi-faith souls: "Behold, How good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters dwell together in unity." I express my deepest gratitude and humblest thanks to my brothers who were present and helped me to bring comfort: Father John Frambes, Pastor William McGowan, and Pastor Roy Minnix.
 
The outpouring of love from, and between, faith communities has helped to forge a bond that I know will not be broken.  
We each carry the light of God's love and mercy. One person's light can push away the darkness, but many lights together can make sure that the darkness does not return.
 
At a time of unspeakable sadness, we have comforted each other and created hope. As Elie Wiesel famously said, "The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference."
 
The Jewish Community Center of Long Beach Island extends its many thanks to each faith community on LBI. We felt hugged by the Holy One. We are a blessed community.
 
Shalom U'Vrakha (Peace and Blessings) - Rabbi Michael S. Jay
KOL HAKAVOD CAMPAIGN

Please consider being a part of this campaign to supplement the clergy needs of our congregation.   This is a separate, voluntary commitment  and is additional to our low annual dues obligation. HERE IS THE LINK TO BRING UP THE DONATION FORM KOL HAKAVOD

 

THE WEEK THAT WAS....

Last Shabbat in answer to the unspeakable events at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, the JCC of LBI participated in  #SHOW UP FOR SHABBAT, a call to Jews and non-Jews to come to services as a show of solidarity.

At a usually quiet time of the year, Jews and non-Jews in our community filled the pews in our synagogue.  With so many folks there who were not familiar with a Shabbat service, Rabbi Jay conducted a service that was both moving and comfortable for all those in attendance.

Kol Hakavod to our Rabbi and to all those who made their way to the JCC last Shabbat.


Am Yisrael Chai, a non profit Holocaust Education and Awareness Organization, has developed an initiative to plant 1.5 million daffodils around the world in memory of the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust and in support for children suffering in humanitarian crises in the world today.

The shape and color of the daffodils represent the Yellow stars that Jews were forced to wear during the Holocaust. Yellow is the color of remembrance. Daffodils represent our poignant hope for the future. They are resilient and return with a burst of color each Spring, signifying hope, renewal and beauty. The daffodils also honor those who survived the Holocaust and went on to build new lives after this dark and difficult period. 

Here are Irene Babst and brand new members Noralyn & David Carroll helping to plant 125 bulbs in the front of the JCC last Sunday morning.  Thank you to the Carrolls who brought this program to our attention and to our other planters Howard Fruchterman, Michael Babst and Rose Valentine.



REMEMBERING KRISTALLNACHT







This year, November 9-10 marks the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass), when German and Austrian Jewish businesses and homes were looted; synagogues were burned down; and nearly 100 Jews were murdered and 30,000 more were detained and deported to concentration camps. This state-sponsored violence led to WWII with its unprecedented array of global destruction, dislocation, and the death of more than 60 million people of all faiths and ethnicities. What began as a unique tragedy for Jews ended as a universal tragedy of unprecedented proportions. The fires that were lit that night cast the world into a darkness that would last until the summer of 1945.Had most people not stood idly by on Kristallnacht, the conflagration that would soon envelope the world could have been avoided.



WOMEN'S STUDY GROUP

WOMEN'S STUDY GROUP
Sunday, November 1810:30 -12:00 Noon
Light breakfast
Subject: 
What was Sarah doing while Abraham was binding Isaac?
 
JCC INFORMATION
 
 
 
THE OFFICE IS LOCATED AT
2411 Long Beach Boulevard (24th Street)
Spray Beach, NJ 08008

ENTER THE BUILDING DURING OFFICE HOURS
THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR.
FOR HANDICAPPED ENTRANCE
PRESS THE ENTRY BUTTON ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE ENTRANCE FOR ADMITTANCE.


Mailing Address:
2411 Long Beach Blvd.
Spray Beach, NJ 08008

Telephone: 609-492-4090
FAX: 609-492-7550

web site: www.jccoflbi.org  
  
 OFFICE HOURS:     
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 
from 9:00 - 1:30
  
 

 
Mary Beth, Tony and Leslie


Office Staff:
 Leslie Dinkfelt, Office Manager
 Marcie Deutsch, Computer Admin.
Mary Beth Krieger, Staff Member
Tony DeGregorio, Custodial Staff



CONTACT INFORMATION:
  
Rabbi Michael S. Jay

Michael Babst, President
mjbofjcclbi@gmail.com


  VIEW THE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER BULLETIN
with this link
 
E-mail Editor: Rose Valentine 
rvalen 1963@aol.com
 

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NEXT WEEK'S EVENTS


Sunday
10 AM - 1 PM
Sisterhood Mini Hannukah Bazaar



S HABBAT SHALOM


Shabbat 


Candle Lighting Time
Friday
November 9, 2018
 4:29 PM
(So. Ocean  County NJ)

   JOIN US FOR SERVICES

FRIDAY 
November 9, 2018
Services
7:00 PM

Services will be led by 
Cliff Farin

SATURDAY 
November 10, 2018
9:00 AM
Torah Study
10:00 AM
Services

Torah Reading
Toldot
(Genesis 25:19 - 28:9)
Here is the Torah Reading:

Haftorah
Malachi 1:1 - 2:7
Here is the Haftorah:

Services will be conducted by the Ritual Committee

Torah Reader:
Aaron Lombardi

Please help us create a special atmosphere by not using electronic devices (phones, cameras, games etc) in or around the synagogue on Shabbat 
 and Holidays. No food or drink is permitted in the sanctuary.


CONGREGATION
NEWS


SHARE YOUR NEWS
 
 
 
Caring 
CARING COMMITTEE
   
This committee acts as a support system for congregation members facing illness and other personal situations that need to be addressed.
Please contact Chairperson,
Debby Schweighardt
if you are in need of assistance or if you know of a JCC member
that needs our help.
973-634-5349 
 
   
YAHRZEITS FOR NEXT WEEK

These names will be read at services on November 9, 2018

Arlene Britz*
Harriet Cohen
Julius Cohen
Fay Dreyfus*
Lenore Enteles
Florence Leistner
Ben Berkowitz
Joseph Kaplan
Ira Lee Herman*
Frank Mirrer*
Henry Avondoglio*
Rebecca Cohen
Dr. Milton Lowenthal
Julius Pashman
Milton Batoff
Sophie Brasch*
Lydia Davis
Dr. Seymore Cohen
Dorothy Labran
Ida Liebowitz
Vera Beebe
Harry Entin
Max Silver*



PLEASE LET THE OFFICE KNOW WHEN YOU WILL NEED A MINYAN TO SAY KADDISH.  

 
* Yahrzeit Plaque - These names are lovely enshrined on our synagogue memorial boards.


SPONSOR A KIDDUSH


We are proud to announce the establishment of the 
Zena Jay Kiddush Fund
in memory of Rabbi Jay's mother

Those who want to sponsor a kiddish or would like to donate to the fund, can contact the office at 609-492-4090

For information about 
sponsoring a Kiddush

SEE DONATION & MENU:

CELEBRATE A MILESTONE AT THE JCC

The JCC is a beautiful place to celebrate a milestone: wedding, anniversary, baby naming, birthday.

Contact the office for further information. 609-492-4090
 
SISTERHOOD STUFF


SISTERHOOD
 GIFT SHOP

Come visit the JCC Sisterhood Gift Shop 
in the lobby
to purchase your judaica needs or for a special gift


GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

SEND ONE OF OUR TRIBUTES IN HONOR OR IN MEMORY OF

See order form here: TRIBUTE

ENDOWMENT FUND
Join Herb and Selma Shapiro z'l to help assure the continuity of our JCC, and our ability to continue providing a full-service congregation to serve the Jewish people of the area.

A donation of at least $50,000 to the endowment fund will allow the donor to name one of the funds as the donor wishes. All such name funds will be joined together to be part of the endowment fund portfolio.

Judith & Donald Pripstein have joined the Shapiros with a $50,000 donation and have established The Pripstein Family Endowment Fund.

All members are encouraged to help this important effort by contributing to this fund whether as a specific named fund, or as a general donation.

Your gift to the fund can be sent to the JCC Office. Please mark your check accordingly.


YAHRZEIT PLAQUES
Space is available for memorial plaques on the yahrzeit boards in the Sanctuary. Here is the order form: PLAQUES
ACME & SHOPRITE SCRIP



Scrip is available from Acme as well as ShopRite.   You can help the JCC of LBI earn free money by using these $25 gift cards when you shop at these stores.

Contact the office at 609-492-4090
NAME BADGES

If you did not order a name tag, we will be putting in another order.  Here is the link for the form to order your name tag:  BADGES

TEXT BLAST SIGN UP

If you would like to receive JCC of LBI reminders and alerts via text message on your cell phone, please contact the office by email (jccoflbi@gmail.com) or phone (609-492-4090) We would be alerting you for example that "Services are cancelled" or "Last opportunity to sign up for Community Seder".

 This information will not be shared and will only be used for JCC purposes. 

BULLETIN ADS

Please contact the JCC Office (609-492-4090) if you would like to place an ad in the Bulletin
TD AFFINITY PROGRAM


Easy money! 

Do you have an account with TD Bank? 

You can contribute to the JCC without it costing you a cent. TD Bank will pay us on the number of accounts in our TD Affinity Club. There is no minimum number of members. We automatically receive $10 for every checking account and .01% of the balance on Savings Accounts. In addition we receive $50 for any new accounts.  This is strictly confidential and the JCC does not know the amount in any of the accounts. 

Think about joining this program and helping the JCC to reap the benefits.

DOCUMENTS AND LINKS

 

JUST CLICK AND YOU'RE THERE!!!

 

LATEST BULLETIN:

BULLETIN 

 

WEB SITE:

JCC WEB SITE

 

MEMBERSHIP FORMS

MEMBERSHIP  

 

PAVERS:

PAVERS 

 

TREE OF LIFE

TREE 

 

YAHRZEIT PLAQUE FORM:

PLAQUE 

 

KOL HAKAVOD DONATION FORM

KOL HAKAVOD